What's more important, your neighbors or Short Selling your home?

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What's more important, your neighbors or Short Selling your home? 

Get comfortable and stop worrying about what your neighbors think!

Many people who are facing a foreclosure are so concerned with what the neighbors will think that they think it's just better to ignore their troubles and walk away as they don't want to have to deal with trying to avoid foreclosure and they certainly don't want to have to deal with what the neighbors will think if they put their home up for sale as a Short Sale; we can't let the neighbors know that we're struggling and have to face them while walking the dog.

Why must we care so much about what the neighbors think? Perhaps, many have gotten into trouble with affording their homes because they wanted to keep up with their neighbors and got into a home they truly couldn't afford and should have never been approved for by their lender. Or maybe they just came across hard luck and have had a real strain on their finances ... they're embarrassed and they don't want anyone to know. Have we become so materialistic in society that what we have says what we're about - absolutely it should not be that way. Forget about that! Life's true pleasures are really about what meaningful relationships we have with our God, family and friends and not about our possessions. Have you ever ached when a loved one was away or hurt? This is what really matters not what you have.

So lets get our communities back to the basics, save for our homes for what we can afford and forget about what the neighbors will think. Stop keeping up with the Jones' and think more about what really matters.

If you're thinking of selling your home as a Short Sale, consider that after a few years of selling your home as a Short Sale you could be in the position to buy a new home. Don't get caught up in your worries of today as today's troubles can only make us stronger for tomorrow.

Call me with our questions at 954-464-1100 or email me at: LynnP@ImagineYourHouse.com and also be sure to visit my website at www.MyShortSaleHome.com You'll find a lot of answers to your questions at my Short Sale Web site and you'll also be able to listen to my many YouTube Short Sale Videos by visiting my YouTube channel too at: Lynn Pineda's YouTube Video Channel

I reside in Coral Springs Florida and assist homeowners in the Broward, Palm Beach and Dade Counties. Plus, I have associates that can help you if you live outside my general servicing area.

Just not sure if a Short Sale is your answer? Call me or email me now for a confidential free consultation. Know that I'd be glad to help, promises delivered.

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Rainmaker
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David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

LOL If that was the last decision that had t be made to make this tough call it would be... What time can I sign the papers to list and get this house shorted and SOLD!

Jun 13, 2012 02:19 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota Real Estate Expert

I would imagine this is a concern of people.  You are right on with this one and I agree its okay to short sale, who cares what the neighbors think.

Jun 13, 2012 02:35 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL
GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA

What's really hard in any decision is when you get use to a certain artificial life type style.

Jun 13, 2012 02:41 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA

Lynn:

People are concerned about the what the neighbors think.  But in a very difficult situation like a short sale, owners just have to swallow their pride and get on with it.

Jun 13, 2012 03:03 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Lynn Pineda
eXp Realty - Boca Raton, FL
Real Estate Promises delivered in SE Florida

David, I"m with you!

Chuck, thanks and oh I know so many really do care what the neighbors think unfortunately.

Winston, you're right it coining it an artificial life style

Evelyn, right...swallow that pride and forget about it!

Jun 14, 2012 01:13 PM #5
Rainmaker
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DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

Lynn,

This seems very true and unfortunately is something that has always been a factor.  Especially now though homeowners should take heed. 

Have a great weekend!

Jun 15, 2012 04:32 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Lynn Pineda
eXp Realty - Boca Raton, FL
Real Estate Promises delivered in SE Florida

Hi DeeDee,  yes, you're right it always has been and likely always will be a factor in life.

Jun 16, 2012 10:07 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Satar Naghshineh
Satar - Amiri Property and Financial Services Corp. - Irvine, CA

I get this sometimes. What I do to lessen the impact is to not use a sign or lockbox. Our MLS also allows us the option of restricting the listing from being published on outside websites.

 

Jun 16, 2012 01:50 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Lynn Pineda
eXp Realty - Boca Raton, FL
Real Estate Promises delivered in SE Florida

Hi Satar, yes, you're right as I also sometimes have Sellers who don't want the sign in the front yard.

Jun 17, 2012 02:50 AM #9
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